Hello Softwalks Supporters
It has been a while since the last update! Here is the latest scoop-
If you live in Boston or are planning to visit, make sure to swing by the Boston Society of Architects Gallery Space - BSA Space. The guest curator and urban design director Scott Burnham invited Softwalks to participate in 'Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure'. For this exhibit, the Kit of Parts is installed on 32' of sidewalk shed situated in the gallery. More than 45 selected urban interventions and temporary projects are highlighted throughout the show. Check out the Softwalks Facebook page for more coverage of the installation.
As a part of this installation, we took the opportunity to design a bench and screen. The prototypes were both well received by the crowd. The bench fulfilled it's mission of providing seating for two or three, while the screen created an intricate dappled lighting effect. These two prototypes were funded with Kickstarter support, helping push the project in new directions! It was great to get the ideas off the drawing board to see how they can be improved.
Our strategy has continued to evolve as new opportunities present themselves, and we will continue to keep you informed on progress. The most exciting feature of Softwalks is the unexpected conversations and projects that continue to emerge. Thanks again for the support!